Over the weekend I checked out Hulu.com. It's the new video-on-demand service that's a partnership between NBC Universal and Fox.I was curious if I could access it through the Web browser built into the Playstation 3. That way, I figured, I could watch various shows on demand on my living room TV. (Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot?! Wow, I haven't even thought of that one in decades.) Alas, no dice. It requires the Flash Player 9 plug-in, which the PS3 browser doesn't have yet.
As I was poking around the shows available on Hulu, I discovered that they have reports from CNET TV. A recent one featured Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope. So if you want to know a little more about this forthcoming product, here's the direct link to the video on Hulu. Otherwise, go to CNET TV and search for it. (Hulu's version is better quality.)On Sunday, I caught Super Comet: After the Impact on HD Theater, a Discovery Production from last year. I missed the first 15 minutes or so, but I tuned in for the good parts when a big comet strikes the Yucatan and does a good job of wiping out humanity fireball, tsunami, ash fall, global winter, etc. It's a good show with nice special effects. It has real scientists discussing how they know what would happen, if it ever does again. There were a few "duh" moments, such as once when the screen said "Mauna Lea" instead of "Mauna Kea." It will be on HDT again March 29th at 2 p.m. EDT. It's also available on DVD, so you can get it from Netflix.
And finally, from the Sunday funnies, I couldn't help but find unintentional humor in "The Family Circus." Why, pray tell, are Dolly and Grandma up and fully dressed at about 5:00 in the morning? They didn't seem gussied up enough for Easter sunrise services. Bil Keane got the right orientation for a waning crescent in the Northern Hemisphere (not that this was the actual phase on Sunday), but I don't think he considered what time it would be visible.